Pay attention folks, a new band has come to town and I hope they wow you as much as they have me! I'm talking about "Chris Hawkey Power Play" and their latest album is "The Pursuit". As the yummy lead singer Chris Hawkey explains:
"...The record is called "The Pursuit' for many reasons. We are all in pursuit of something - dreams,a lost love, a better life for your children, closure or the cure of a terrible disease"
So true, Chris!
There are two good reasons for adding this CD to your collection - the first, ofcourse, is the music ( a wonderful blend of rock songs and ballads) which you can sample at www.chrishawkey.com and the second, but equally important reason for investing in this album is that all the proceeds go to The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance! You'll have to go to the website to find out more about the actual cause and how the sale of the disc benefits it.
My favorite tunes? The introductory song, "Rockstar" because it's brimming with energy and Hawkey delivers it with such an infectious vibe. I also love "Little Dance" - it's one of those tunes that compels your feet to take on a life of their own, so be careful while listening to it in the car, try to remember to bob your head instead! (btw, Chris wrote this song for his young daughter, Abigail) ;) "Steal A Moment" has radio-single written all over it and I just LOVE Hawkey's rendition of the Bread megahit, " Everything I own". "Just Like Everyone" is particularly poignant because it was written after Chris met a family whose son suffers from Tuberos Sclerosis.
In my humble view Hawkey and his band have created an album that the music industry should sit up and take notice of; I so hope they can just get the exposure they need and deserve...
Much thanks must go out to Brent for sending me the disc to listen to. Thanks, B!